August 15th, 2013
04:16 PM ET

FAMU Marching 100 to return to the field after hazing suspension

Florida A&M University said Thursday that its famed Marching 100 band will return to the field for the first time since its suspension after the hazing death of a drum major nearly two years ago.

The band had been one of the top university marching bands in the United States, but Robert Champion's death and other reports of hazing damaged its reputation.

"We have made a thorough assessment of the students who have auditioned for the band and firmly believe that we are ready to return and positively represent Florida A&M University and its proud students, faculty, alumni and community," Sylvester Young, director of marching and pep bands, said in a statement.

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    FAMU Marching 100 to return to the field after 2 years! They probably are going to stink. All the good musically talent probably went else where. Shame someone died!

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